October 01,2021

Waterproofing Methods

One of the problems most homes may suffer from is a flooded or wet basement. The presence of moisture in a basement is a sign of a much bigger problem that needs attention. Dampness may result in structural and property damage that attracts high repair and maintenance costs. The repairs can take a long time if the damage is extensive.

Some of the common problems identified in a wet basement include mold growth and carpet damage.

What Lead to Accumulation of Moisture in the Basement?

It is important to know several things before hiring a professional, such as Mr. Rooter Plumbing for waterproofing services. The way basements are constructed increases the risk of moisture accumulation.

Primary causes of basement moisture include improper soil, improper slope, improper drainage systems, condensation, cracks in the basement, and hydrostatic pressure.

Our professional plumbers recommend three types of basement waterproofing methods. These methods include interior and exterior waterproofing and the use of drainage systems.

Interior Waterproofing

An interior waterproofing method involves setting up devices inside the basement to prevent water from entering the basement. It involves the use of coatings and sealants. A professional will identify the cracks and apply special sealants to keep water outside the room.

Experts from Mr. Rooter Plumbing propose utilizing internal waterproofing if the root cause of basement wetting has been established. The method is also successful when moisture accumulation due to condensation is the root problem. Although internal waterproofing is a simple and affordable option, it fails to address the root causes of a wet basement.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior waterproofing methods are the complete opposite of interior methods, whereby devices or other materials are placed outside the basement to keep it dry. It aims to keep the basement dry by preventing the entry of water from outside.

Exterior waterproofing can include simple procedures like installing an exterior drainage system to coat the exterior walls of the basement. The process involved in exterior waterproofing is more demanding than interior waterproofing.

We propose contacting Mr. Rooter Plumbing for basement waterproofing services. In addition, exterior waterproofing requires the use of heavy equipment and trained personnel due to its labor-intensive nature. In exterior waterproofing, the foundation around the house must be removed to access the walls of the basement.

Drainage Systems


Clogged-up or improperly installed drainage systems may cause moisture accumulation in the basement. Repairing the drainage system may help prevent basement moisture. Addition of new drainage system may reduce the burden experienced by existing drainage systems.

An inspection by plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing will provide insight on what type of drainage system will best suit a home. The plumbers will ensure the drainage system always directs water away from the foundation, thus keeping the basement dry.

Contact Us for More Information

The best waterproofing method to keep a basement dry is by combing the three methods mentioned above. Our dedicated plumbers in Girard are ready to repair the malfunctioning plumbing systems and keep the basement dry. We recommend calling Mr. Rooter Plumbing for waterproofing tips and installation to avoid inconveniences and damages.

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